Masa Israel Journey Blog

August 24, 2016

Imagine lying on the beach in Israel, the sun shining on your face and body, the water waves hitting the shore. Life is good! You might be studying abroad at Tel Aviv University or interning at a start-up in Tel Aviv, but then you hear a foreign sound, a sound that is constant with a rhythm that does not stop. If you’re ever on the beach in Israel, you will hear a constant sound that goes, “blap, blap, blap”. What is all that noise you ask?!


Well, it’s called Matkot, also known as paddle ball. It’s a beach paddle ball game that almost every Israeli has played...

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August 24, 2016


When you think of Israel, many people only think of the beaches or religion, but seem to forget the diverse landscape. This tiny country offers more than many other countries in the world, and one thing that Israel has are amazing hikes!

Israel is truly a hiker’s paradise, from waterfalls and lush green mountains, to caves and salt mountains, and even canyons in the desert. What more can you ask for? Here are some of the top hikes you can do in Israel. 

1. Nahal Jilabun


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August 24, 2016

In Israel, one of the cultural highlights of the country is the Shuk. Yes, this loud and crowded place that sells everything and anything. There are also hidden gems on the periphery like restaurants and bars, but that’s for another blog. Here I will be focusing on the essentials of everyday life while living in Israel.


Although these items might seem a bit basic, they have their Israeli flavor to them, and you will know what I am talking about once you return from your amazing Masa Israel program. Here are ten things you have to buy when visiting one of Israel’s famous shuks.

Just remember! Bargaining is expected and should be practiced…but don’t get too crazy.


1. Phone case



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